Pathe comedy with Max Linder, Jacques Vandenne The story tells of two sons and a father, all of whom are paying separate and clandestine attentions to the same girl. They arrive one after the other, and are secreted in various parts of the room, where they remain until all three suddenly peep out together. The final scene, where the elderly papa is enjoining a discreet silence upon his son, is, perhaps the best thing of the kind Messrs. Pathe have yet done. (The Bioscope, Oct. 21, 1909) Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1909, French
Pathe comedy written and directed by Max Linder. Premiered in Vienna on May 17, 1912. Released in the UK on June 8, 1912 "The guardian of Mamie, with whom Max is in love, wishes to make the girl his wife. Mamie, holding her guardian in mortal terror, insists upon Max concealing himself one day when the former obtrudes his presence upon them. Max obeys, and finding behind the hanging wardrobe a lady's long plush coat and hat, he dons both articles to make his escape. The disguise leads the... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1912, French
Nursing a Viper, 1909, directed by D.W. Griffith, Camera by Billy Bitzer. Griffith is pretty much out of his depth when he tries the French Revolution, though he did it some years later in the feature, "Orphans of the Storm" Topics: Griffith, silents, french, revolution.
Comica/Pathe production, written and directed by Romeo Bosetti. Starring Jules Vial, Romeo Bosetti. "A somewhat original comic trifle, dealing with the endeavours of an imitation Max Linder to win fame by the methods of the great original. Needless to say, he is a very inferior imitation and, his spuriousness having been discovered, he suffers badly at the hands of those he has attempted to deceive." (The Bioscope, Oct. 15, 1914) Note: Although the film was made by Romeo Bosetti as... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Gaetan, Gactan, August, Comica, Pathe Freres, Romeo Bosetti, 1914,...
The Oath and the Man was directed by D W Griffith in 1910. Griffith is often out of his depth when he goes far back in history. Herein he trivializes the French revolution. Before you criticize him, though, remember he was making two or three of these a week. If you get a few laughs, you will be laughing at it not with it ( 1 reviews ) Topics: French, revolution, silents
À propos de Nice is a 1930 silent short documentary film directed by Jean Vigo and photographed by Boris Kaufman. The film depicts life in Nice, France by documenting the people in the city, their daily routines, a carnival and social inequalities. Vigo described the film in an address to the Groupement des Spectateurs d'Avant-Garde: "In this film, by showing certain basic aspects of a city, a way of life is put on trial... the last gasps of a society so lost in its escapism that it... Topics: vigo, nice, silent film, muet, french, movie
Cast: Max Linder, Marthe Mansfield [billed as: Martha Ulrich], Francine Larrimore, Mathilde Comont. Produced by Essanay, the film premiered at "The Strand" (New York) on March 18, 1917. Max is forced to choose between losing his newly wedded wife and a fortune. He hits upon a brilliant scheme: He will give his wife grounds for a divorce, secure the money and then make his ex-wife Mrs. Linder again. He goes through any amount of trouble in helping her to get the necessary evidence,... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Essanay, 1917, French, Divorce
This is a short preview. You can watch the whole film here:http://silent-hall-of-fame.org/index.php/gems-for-donation"Orphans of the Storm" is a historical drama directed by D. W. Griffith starring Lillian Gish. This film illustrates the work of cinematographer Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. The events in the film occur before and during the French revolution of 1789, which was caused by the extreme societal inequalities, with aristocracy enjoying unlimited privileges... Topics: D. W. Griffith, Billy Bitzer, Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, silent film, silent movie stars, free...
Pathe comedy by Max Linder. Premiered in Vienna June 14, 1912 and released in the US Dec. 20, 1912. "Max, who has sponged upon a wealthy uncle, is told by that worthy to marry one of the daughters of an old friend of his. Max goes down to the farm. At a family council, it is hastily decided that Max must be induced to marry the elder daughter. The daughter shrewdly foresees that Max is more likely to want to marry her younger sister, and she accordingly insists on the sister being... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1912, French, Farmer, Farm life, Maid
From Hans Christian Andersen's story to the screen by Jean Renoir, Catherine Hessling as Karen evokes delight and pathos. Wikipedia... Spoiler included. On a cold New Year's Eve, a poor girl tries to sell matches in the street. She is freezing badly, but she is afraid to go home because her father will beat her for not selling any matches. She takes shelter in a nook and lights the matches to warm herself. In their glow, she sees several lovely visions including a Christmas tree and a holiday... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Catherine Hessling, French cinema, Hans Christian Andersen, Jean Renoir, silent films